Cristella Varela (1934 - 2018)

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Cristella Varela

Cristella "Kila" Varela, 05/02/1934 - 09/22/2017, passed away peacefully surrounded by her closest family. Cris was loved and cherished by all who knew her. She was a vibrant story teller who loved to laugh, dance and care for her extended family. "Kila" and Arthur "Count" Varela were from Albuquerque, NM and made their family home in California. She will be deeply missed.

A private memorial will be held in Laguna Beach, CA, 02/24/18 followed by a Celebration of Life at the home of Carlos Varela. For more information, contact: Aria Walker,

[email protected] or Tina Varela,

[email protected]

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 9, 2018